Chris Hart’s how-to-draw books have sold in the several millions of copies. Now, in his latest, he delivers detailed instructions, inspiring ideas, and invaluable tips for creating appealing and original manga-style characters. Character design is the key to success in comic books and animated films, and with this clear step-by-step guide, it’s a skill that can be quickly learned. Starting with the basics—body types, facial features, costumes, and expressions—Chris shows how to draw a hyper kid, bratty teen, lovable pooch, cool rapper, and many other distinctive types. Then, he takes the reader on a guided tour in search of original characters in places that range from suburban malls to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Make a face—a funny face! The personality of a cartoon character begins with the face: the head, the features, the expressions. Get that right and you can create a memorable personality. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart presents the ultimate tutorial on the topic in masterful detail, covering characters both male and female, from babies to adults, in all shapes and sizes. His accessible, step-by-step demonstrations go through all the features and explain how to build a character. Explore appealing cartoon head types; see how to create a variety of eyes, brows, mouths, and popular hairstyles; and learn how to turn the head in different directions while maintaining a character's visual integrity. An introductory section discusses essential shading techniques while a bonus section shows the basics of drawing the entire body.
Imagine, Design and Draw Your Own Characters! Draw With Jazza YouTube star Josiah Brooks breaks down an easy-to-follow method that will help you to invent and draw original characters time and time again. Whether sci-fi or steampunk, comic book heroines or tattooed action heroes, animal familiars or alien races, you will discover the limitless possibilities of creating your very own characters for comic books, cartoons, video games and more! No matter what your skill level, you can draw from concept to finished art with confidence. Jazza shows you how as he walks you through The Design Process!Discover. Learn techniques just like the pros use for developing characters--their backstory, personality and physicality; decide your drawing style; and explore and organize your inspiration.Design. Use brainstorm sketching to refine your character's persona. Use simplified lines and shapes to draw men and women, practice poses and play with body shapes, sizes, ages and outfits.Develop. Refine your best ideas by choosing features, color schemes, settings and context to reflect your end goal.Deliver. Finish your concept art with character turnarounds, expression sheets, pose variations and more to create a complete picture of your characters and their world.
Nothing brings anime artists more satisfaction than creating original characters to use in a comic strip or graphic novel. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart helps them reach this goal by providing insight into the six most popular anime types: schoolgirls, schoolboys, preteens, vengeful bad guys, humorous personalities, and fantasy figures. He supplies templates for each; an extensive array of “menus” of head and body types, outfits, and accessories; and detailed, accessible, step-by-step demonstrations and drawing exercises. Plus, Hart showcases some of the best anime artists in the world for this title—including Inma R., Tabby Kink, Ayame Shiroi, Euro Pinku, and Tina Francisco. It's the guide every would-be anime artist has been looking for!
Aimed at beginner artists interested in cartooning and at the countless fans of cartoons, animation, and comics. Not only are cartoons a form of entertainment, but they're an incredibly popular style of drawing! With a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to cartooning, Christopher Hart shows readers basic tips for creating a cast of the most hilarious, outrageous characters inspired by today's cartoons. Chock-full of tips, hints, and step-by-step illustrations, Modern Cartooning gives artists of all ages the tools they need to let their imaginations run wild.
With Learn to Draw Disney Celebrated Characters Collection, artists-in-training will embark on a thrilling artistic journey full of loyal friends, forgetful fish, incredible superheroes, fast race cars, brave explorers, and more! This 144-page collection includes celebrated characters from Mickey Mouse & Friends, Winnie the Pooh, The Lion King, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Wreck-It Ralph, Moana, and more. Beginning artists will develop their drawing skills while accompanying such characters as the fearless little fish Nemo, the hotshot race car Lightning McQueen, and the vigilant space ranger Buzz Lightyear on their exciting, heroic adventures! The easy-to-follow basic shapes method shows each new drawing step in blue, so artists of all levels can learn to draw with confidence. After an introduction to art tools and materials, a series of drawing exercises invites artists to warm up and learn a few basic drawing techniques. Then the real fun begins! You’ll find drawing projects for your favorite Disney characters. The easy-to-follow instructions in this book will guide you through the drawing process; each step builds upon the last until the character is complete! You just need to grab a pencil, a piece of paper, and your copy of Learn to Draw Disney Celebra...
Aspiring artists can now re-create the remarkable characters of Disney•Pixar films using Learn to Draw Your Favorite Disney•Pixar Characters as their guide. Following simple instructions, artists-in-training can learn to draw the entertaining personalities from Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Up, Inside Out, Coco, and more. In this book, after an introduction to art tools and materials, a series of drawing exercises invites artists to warm up and learn a few basic drawing techniques. Then the real fun begins! The easy-to-follow instructions will guide you through the drawing process; each step builds upon the last until the character is complete! You just need to grab a pencil, a piece of paper, and your copy of Learn to Draw Your Favorite Disney•Pixar Characters, and flip to the character you want to draw. You’ll draw the basic shapes shown in step one, and move on to step two, step three, and keep going! The new lines in each step are shown in blue, so you’ll know exactly what to draw. After adding all the details in each step, darken the lines you want to keep and erase the rest. Finally, add color to your drawing with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or acrylic paints. Along the way, professional Disney artists share he...
From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Designing Characters with Personality shows artists how to create a distinctive character, then place that character in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact of pose and expression. Practical exercises help readers put everything together to make their new characters sparkle. Lessons from the author, who designed the dragon Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy) in Disney's Mulan—plus big-name experts in film, TV, video games, and graphic novels—make a complex subject accessible to every artist.